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Thread started 04/27/16 8:18pm

jpav

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To Longtime Forum Members

Just a quick shout out to those who've been here for a long time. (I couldn't believe when I looked and realzed I signed up 12 years ago.)

For so many years it felt like there were just a few dozen of us. I'm sure it was more than that, but I can remember in the MPG Music Club days, Prince was far less popular than he'd been and it sort of felt like he was all ours. It was an underground feeling, like when "The War" was released.

I'm thrilled to see so many new fans here (though devastated at the circusmtances) and glad they will now have access to more clips and tracks than we had then.

But I just felt like raising a glass to those who spent so much time here, as I think we're experiencing a very unique grief.

Cheers!

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Reply #1 posted 04/27/16 8:30pm

Spanky

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jpav said:

Just a quick shout out to those who've been here for a long time. (I couldn't believe when I looked and realzed I signed up 12 years ago.)

For so many years it felt like there were just a few dozen of us. I'm sure it was more than that, but I can remember in the MPG Music Club days, Prince was far less popular than he'd been and it sort of felt like he was all ours. It was an underground feeling, like when "The War" was released.

I'm thrilled to see so many new fans here (though devastated at the circusmtances) and glad they will now have access to more clips and tracks than we had then.

But I just felt like raising a glass to those who spent so much time here, as I think we're experiencing a very unique grief.

Cheers!



I remember when he introduced us NPGMC members at his concert in L.A. "They're in the good seats!" As I cheered from the 5th row of the then Kodak theater. That was my favorite tour by far because we were on the inside so to speak. As you said he was sort of "ours". I miss him so much.

Cheers!
I wish u heaven
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Reply #2 posted 04/27/16 8:36pm

dolphinkiing23

Ive been around since AMP and the Prince mailing list.. and I agree.. the NPGMC days were alot of fun and its great that old and new fans can come here and keep Prince's music and memory alive for hopefully even more years to come.. cheers!

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Reply #3 posted 04/27/16 8:37pm

rabbutt

Holy cow I just checked, so I have been lurking on this site everyday ( for the most part ) for 14 years.
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Reply #4 posted 04/27/16 9:00pm

DiscoBallz

It's too bad my old account was permabanned.

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Reply #5 posted 04/27/16 9:02pm

zobilamouche

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Yikes - just realised; 13 years, 5 months, 20 days of lurking, chatting and getting informed on Prince.

Cheers!

The HQ-er formerly known as krokostimpy.
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Reply #6 posted 04/27/16 9:05pm

Farfunknugin

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Yep . 14 yrs 2 mos as I type this. Wow I was in my early 30's then. Blink of an eye & enough threads to knit an org sweater!
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Reply #7 posted 04/27/16 9:09pm

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Didn't our time on the Org get reset? I remember Le Grind was the place for info. Remember that site?
klick
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Reply #8 posted 04/27/16 9:18pm

jstar69

Yikes - registered user for 14 years 14 days

Maybe Housequake should come back?? Just a thought....

[Edited 4/27/16 21:19pm]

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Reply #9 posted 04/27/16 9:25pm

scs2000

First post since he's gone. neutral

I didn't always log in to view but it was part of my regular computer routine to check the org for updates. We always never knew what was next.

I checked the org the night before just to see if he was expanding the piano tour to my area.

It says 14 plus years but I thought it was longer ago than that.

I thought there was some site around the time that Crystal Ball came out. Can't remember but I remember posting somewhere during the summer of '96 when I went to one of his parties and that was the first time I saw him pop into the dance party for a little while and then he left.

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Reply #10 posted 04/27/16 9:26pm

tomasz

yep, also recall the Prince mailing list...over 12 yrs on here...but mostly as a reader...

[Edited 4/27/16 21:26pm]

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Reply #11 posted 04/27/16 9:28pm

emesem

14 years 1 month 28 days. Remember the Alt.music.prince days.

I think theres so much music and video that should come out (and unfortunately family drame) but most of all the community we've built, that we'll be around for long while more.


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Reply #12 posted 04/27/16 9:33pm

rabbutt

It was prince who got me into the whole " World Wide Web " thing . I somehow got a postcard or saw and ad for this " website " the dawn , and went out the next day bought a Mac computer . Off the top of my head I'd say 95 or 96 ?
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Reply #13 posted 04/27/16 9:53pm

GlamSlamR

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Raise your hands high if you looked forward to the 'Prince Family Newsletter' in your mailbox (an ACTUAL mailbox)! That was so long ago sad

Oooooooooooh, wait a minute, I think ya betta trip on this!!!!!
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Reply #14 posted 04/27/16 10:10pm

KoolEaze

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I´ve been here since the black and purple days, so....actually longer than my profile says.

17 years? Maybe 18? I have no idea.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #15 posted 04/27/16 10:10pm

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Good to see so many old orgers back here. I just wish it wasn´t because Prince died. neutral

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #16 posted 04/27/16 10:11pm

rabbutt

Wasn't there also a phone # connected to that news letter , heck I think that's how I found out about the glam slam Miami birthday shows , I do remember the lady that ran it was very nice
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Reply #17 posted 04/27/16 10:20pm

Farfunknugin

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rabbutt said:

Wasn't there also a phone # connected to that news letter , heck I think that's how I found out about the glam slam Miami birthday shows , I do remember the lady that ran it was very nice


Yeah had a business card with a phone # Wasn't it called The Dawn? Debra something ??
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Reply #18 posted 04/27/16 10:24pm

Heidi

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Been an irregular visitor for '14 years 2 months 13 days' - even longer I think, but they changed the website and you had to re-register with a new user name. That's how I got to a username that is my own name - because that username wasn't taken yet, I guess I must have been among the first.

Can't believe it's been 14 years that I've been checking this site.

Can't believe its been about 24 years I've been listening to Prince - he's been such a big part of my life I didn't even realise. I listened tot the Funkenberry podcast last night and all I could do was cry. sad


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Reply #19 posted 04/27/16 11:12pm

jtfolden

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My profile says I've been a registered user for 12 years 11 months 26 days. However, this was not my original account. I recall that I stopped coming for a couple years sometime after 2001 and when i came back my original count had been removed.

I was on alt.music.prince before this.

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Reply #20 posted 04/27/16 11:35pm

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I joined In. 2001 soon after the npgmc opened
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #21 posted 04/27/16 11:38pm

onediva

I have been a member here for 12 years 2 mos 7 days. I was also a member on Prince's site when it was around. I salute all the Prince fans on this site and those who loved his music.

Rest well PRN
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Reply #22 posted 04/27/16 11:51pm

Heidi

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jtfolden said:

My profile says I've been a registered user for 12 years 11 months 26 days. However, this was not my original account. I recall that I stopped coming for a couple years sometime after 2001 and when i came back my original count had been removed.

I was on alt.music.prince before this.

oh my god I forgot about alt.music.prince ... time really does fly.

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Reply #23 posted 04/28/16 12:08am

rabbutt

Heidi said:


oh my god I forgot about alt.music.prince ... time really does fly.


I remember so much negativity there, all I remember from amp was people fighting. How long has the org been around ? I know when both the org and housequake were competing I was always an org man. I think what brought me over here was the closing of hammer's site.
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Reply #24 posted 04/28/16 12:13am

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13 years 9 months of mostly lurking. Some great posters and people on here both now and over the years
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Reply #25 posted 04/28/16 12:19am

BoraBora


13 years 11 months 27 days.

I've never been that active in posting, anyway. But I was here.


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Reply #26 posted 04/28/16 12:31am

andykeen

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12 years. Not sure if I'll be hanging around for much longer.

Keenmeister
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Reply #27 posted 04/28/16 12:40am

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DiscoBallz said:

It's too bad my old account was permabanned.


I was banned twice both times for defending my heroes Marvin Gaye first then prince. I'm here to express things with my new account and doubt if I'll stay once the commotion dies down, too many toxic, small minded people who'll run to the mods when you give them a dose of their own medicine. Shame because there are so many wonderful people here too. Think my first account was around 2003 so I'm far from a new fan.
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We Are The Greatest!
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Reply #28 posted 04/28/16 1:35am

Rebeljuice

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Signed up in the purple and black days. Got myself a temp ban in 2004 for arguing with Sosgemi (sp?), threw a hissy fit and deleted my account. Rejoined 6 months later with my current username. Late last year I got fed up with the org and the bitching so I deleted my account but the withdrawals brought me back and signed up again 4 months ago. I think I will stick around for another 10 years or so before deleting my account again. Seems like a nice round number to refresh the stats. I would rather see a lower post count than one in the thousands. It makes me realise how much time I spend not working!

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Reply #29 posted 04/28/16 2:25am

ChimChimBadass

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Been there for more than 14 years and i had another account before. Funny how time flies when you're having fun...

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